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What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast

22 EpisodesProduced by Mark FisherWebsite

Interviews and discussions about XTC, from White Music to Wasp Star and beyond


Colin Moulding: The Hardest Battle

To mark the release of The Hardest Battle (2 July 2021), the mighty Colin Moulding talks about being true to himself, avoiding cliches and fighting off being beige.


The XTC bassist and songwriter reveals the inspiration behind his first solo single since 1980's Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen to Mark Fisher, Sarah Palmer and Peter Mills, who ask:


·      Who are his favourite poets? 

·      What makes him cry? 

·      Analogue or digital? 


As well as The Hardest Battle, Colin remembers Say It, Bungalow, Boarded Up, Scatter Me and Dying, not to mention playing live with Terry Chambers.


Drink recommendation from Kate Catalina.


The Hardest Battle is available here 

The Monkees, Head and the 60s by Peter Mills is available here


Fassine featuring Sarah Palmer hang out here


Kate Catalina does stuff here


Further reading in The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls and What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book available from 


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Thanks to the Pink Things, Humble Daisies and Knights in Shining Karma who've done the same.

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